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South Carolina firefighters praised for rescuing ‘exhausted’ hummingbird

The fire brigade said that the hummingbird is “exhausted and dehydrated.”

(Richburg Fire-Rescue)

The fire department in South Carolina have been praised for rescuing a hummingbird that was “exhausted and dehydrated,” Richburg Fire-Rescue wrote in an online statement.

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While the fire brigade said that “several” of its members worked on the rescue of the bird, two of the firefighters were identified by The Charlottesville Observer and Fire Marshal David McCain and Fireman Jobeth Holmes. The men sat next to the bird, which was unable to stand or fly, where a small cap full of water while they waited for the hummingbird to regain her strength.

The humming bird later flew away.

(Richburg Fire-Rescue)

“You can teach almost anyone how a fireman, a medic or just about anything imaginable. What is it virtually impossible to learn is compassion,” Richburg Fire-Rescue said in the statement. “We are lucky that we have a great group in our department that have passion and desire to help, regardless of the situation.”

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“Such a dear, compassionate people,” a Facebook user wrote.

“Very proud of these people who are our community,” said another.

The bird, which was smaller than one of the fireman’s fingers, eventually flew away.

“This is not the first time that this has happened and knowing our members, it will not be the last!” the firemen said.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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